With winter's chill in the air, it's the perfect time to cosy up and savour the all-time classic Sarson ka Saag. This dish is a warm hug for your taste buds, made from vibrant mustard greens.
To celebrate the arrival of winter and the vibrant flavours it brings, we are sharing with you the recipe for "Sarson ka Saag." This quintessential winter delight showcases the rich and robust flavours of mustard greens and is traditionally enjoyed with makki ki roti or maize flatbread. Join us in making this beloved seasonal dish that warms both the heart and the soul.
Prep Time: 25 mins Cook Time: 11 mins
Servings: 4 Difficulty: Moderate
Ingredients for Sarson ka Saag
Mustard leaves: 5 cups (washed and chopped)
Spinach: 5 cups (washed and chopped)
Green chillies: 1 ½ tbsp (roughly chopped)
P Mark Mustard Oil: 1 tbsp
Cumin seeds: 1 tsp
Garlic: 1 tbsp (finely chopped)
Ginger: 1 tbsp (finely chopped)
Onions: ½ cup (finely chopped)
Asafoetida: ¼ tsp
Turmeric powder: ½ tsp
Chilli powder: 1 tsp
Method for Sarson ka Saag
Start by boiling a sufficient amount of water in a deep non-stick pan. Add the mustard leaves, spinach, and green chillies, ensuring a good mix. Cook over high heat for 4 to 5 minutes, occasionally stirring.
Strain the mixture through a strainer and allow it to drain thoroughly.
Quickly refresh the mixture twice in cold water and drain it well again. Let it sit for 2-3 minutes to cool slightly.
Blend the mixture in a mixer with half a cup of water, creating a coarse paste. Set it aside.
Heat the mustard oil in a non-stick kadhai and introduce the cumin seeds.
Once the seeds begin to crackle, add the garlic, ginger, and asafoetida. Sauté over medium heat for about 30 seconds.
Next, add the onions and sauté them over medium heat for 1 to 2 minutes.
Add the mustard leaves-spinach mixture, along with turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander-cumin seeds powder, and salt.
Ensure a thorough mix and cook over medium heat for 2 to 3 minutes, occasionally stirring.
Serve the sarson ka saag hot, accompanied by makki ki roti. Enjoy your meal!
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